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Boomtown
In a rugged corner of West Texas, billionaire wildcatters and roughnecks are fueling an oil boom so big it’s reshaping our climate, our economy, and our geopolitics. This modern-day gold rush has sent both big oil companies and scrappy start-ups scrambling to secure a piece of the action. Texas Monthly’s Christian Wallace follows characters along every rung of the oil field ladder, from the executive cutting billion-dollar deals to the itinerant pipeline worker risking life and limb, and from the traveling exotic dancer following the trail of money to those who worry that our planet is on a...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 3,195 ratings
Wonderful story
Evidence that truth really is stranger than fiction. Really well narrated and produced. Well done a Christian. Great music from your buddy too, he has a future outside the patch. I wish you both well.
Topsy Turvy Traveller via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/16/20
Highly recommend
Love it! I live in west Texas and you’re doing a great job of telling the true west Texas story.
Rlment via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/03/20
Thorough reporting
This was so interesting since it explored so many different sides to an issue that I did not know much about. I also really liked the interjection of your family and other locals in the interviews. Will definitely recommend.
working hard with podcasts via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/30/20
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